Biomedical Polymers

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Mike Jenkins
Woodhead Pub. and Maney Pub., 2007 - Medical - 224 pages
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Given the rapid development and use of biomaterials, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the structure, processing and properties of biomedical polymers and their medical applications. With its distinguished editor and team of international contributors, Biomedical Polymers reviews the latest research on this important group of biomaterials.

The book discusses natural, synthetic, biodegradable and non bio-degradable polymers and their applications. Chapters review polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering and drug delivery systems, the use of polymers in cell encapsulation, their role as replacement materials for heart valves and arteries, and their applications in joint replacement. The book also discusses the use of polymers in biosensor applications.

Biomedical polymers is an essential reference for scientists and all those concerned with the development and use of this important group of biomaterials

  • Reviews the latest research in this important group of biomaterials
  • Discusses natural, synthetic, biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers and their applications
  • Examines the use of biomedical polymers in such areas as drug delivery systems and cell encapsulation

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Contents

Introduction to polymeric drug delivery systems
33
Hydrogels in cell encapsulation
57
Biodegradable polymers for drug delivery systems
83
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About the author (2007)

Mike Jenkins is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Jenkins has published widely in the field of polymers.

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